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I'm sexually active, but I've never had a child. What could it be besides a urethrocele?

I'm sexually active, but I've never had a child. What could it be besides a urethrocele?

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Cystocele (Definition)

Cystocele is an outpouching of the bladder into the vagina, due to a weakness in the tissue wall separating ...Read more

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Would the urethra be more visible after a vaginal delivery? Or do I maybe have a urethrocele? OB and midwife never mentioned anything looking off PP

Would the urethra be more visible after a vaginal delivery? Or do I maybe have a urethrocele? OB and midwife never mentioned anything looking off PP

Possible: Bearing down with labor stretches EVERYTHING in our pelvis. We also start to pay much more attention to how everything "down there" in our perineum looks as we change during pregnancy. Sometimes we never even knew what/where our urethra was! It gets swollen, bruised, and beat up with a vaginal delivery, like everything else there. If it seems persistently different, lumpy, or painful, see Dr! ...Read more

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What kind of condition is a cystocele?

What kind of condition is a cystocele?

Prolapsed bladder: Sometimes acalled a prolapsed or "fallen" bladder and is a cyst-like swelling on front wall of vagina, due to poor pelvis muscle support. Caused by difficult vaginal birth deliveries or prolonged straining or coughing. Mild to moderate cystocele may be controlled by kegel exercises + Estrogens in post-menopausal women. Pessaries (temporary) or surgery ?Required for more severe or symptomatic cases. ...Read more

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What is a cystocele?

What is a cystocele?

Dropped Bladder: A cystocele is one category of pelvic organ prolapse. Childbirth, obesity & smoking are risk factors but it can happen to anyone. As we age our connective tissue weakens and various body parts begin to dropp and sag. A cystocele is when the tissue holding up the bladder weakens allowing the bladder to dip into the vagina. Some will notice a bulge or increased pressure feeling requiring surgery. ...Read more

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How would I know if I have cystocele?

Exam: A cystocele occurs when there is a weakness of the support tissue between the bladder and vagina. Some patients don't ever know this is happening until they have an exam. Others will feel pressure and actually see or feel something hanging out of vagina. A good resource is: www.voicesforpfd.org ...Read more

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How do you diagnosis a cystocele?

Exam: A cystocele is a weakening of the supporting tissue between a woman's vagina and bladder. I will cause a bulge in the superior aspect of the vagina .During the exam you may be asked to cough or bear down to further evaluate the extent of the problem. ...Read more

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Could cystocele be repaired using your own tissue?

Yes, it can: Currently, "native tissue repair" is preferred for most women with cystocele. Other prolapse should be ruled out. It is best to go to an experienced vaginal surgeon such as a urogynecologist. I hope this helps ...Read more

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How are you diagnosed with a cystocele?

How are you diagnosed with a cystocele?

Visually: If during a female exam the dr asks you to "bear down-as if having a bowel movement" we are looking for any weakness in the "pelvic floor"which is the area from the bottom of your pubic hair to your tail-bone.A bulge here suggests to us where the weakness is. ...Read more

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What are symptoms that would make you think of a cystocele?

What are symptoms that would make you think of a cystocele?

It varies.: The most common symptoms are a mass bulging into the vaginal opening, pelvic pressure or discomfort, and difficulty with bowel or bladder function. Many women can feel something bulging through the vaginal opening. To check, place fingers at the vaginal opening while seated on a toilet and bear down as if you are trying to have a bowel movement. ...Read more

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What are the major presenting symptoms of cystocele?

What are the major presenting symptoms of cystocele?

It varies.: Many times a cystocele is asymptomatic. When there are symptoms the most common are a mass bulging into or through the vaginal opening, pelvic pressure or discomfort, and a variety of bladder symptoms. ...Read more

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